Pigs culled in Thailand after ASF detected at three farms

Three farms in the Prachuap Khiri Kahn region in Western Thailand have culled a total of 117 pigs after the detection of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the pig population, according to provincial livestock chief Yutthira Banthukul, as reported in the Bangkok Post.

The three farms were Moo 4 village in tambon Ao Noy, Muang district; Moo 5 village in tambon Angthong, Muang district; and Moo 13 village in tambon Na Hu Kwang, Thap Sakae district.

Mr Yutthira said all three were small operations. A total of 117 pigs had been killed and buried to prevent the virus spreading, with compensation paid to the farmers at 75% of the market price. Pig movements have now been prohibited within a five-kilometre radius of the respective farms, with vets in the local area running tests on al pigs within a one-kilometre radius.

Mr Yutthira added that there were around 1,000 pig farmers in Prachuap Khiri Khan, with about 80,000 pigs between them, and only 25 facilities had 50 pigs or more.

 

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